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Where did the Welsh Evanson family come from? What is the Welsh Evanson family crest and coat of arms? When did the Evanson family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Evanson family history?The surname Evanson is a patronymic surname created from the Welsh personal name Lefan, or Evan, which is a cognate of the personal name John.
Welsh surnames are relatively few in number, but they have an inordinately large number of spelling variations. There are many factors that explain the preponderance of Welsh variants, but the earliest is found during the Middle Ages when Welsh surnames came into use. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, which often resulted in a single person's name being inconsistently recorded over his lifetime. The transliteration of Welsh names into English also accounts for many of the spelling variations: the unique Brythonic Celtic language of the Welsh had many sounds the English language was incapable of accurately reproducing. It was also common for members of a same surname to change their names slightly, in order to signify a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations. For all of these reasons, the many spelling variations of particular Welsh names are very important. The surname Evanson has occasionally been spelled Evans, Evan, Evance, Evands, Evanson, Evason, Evens, Evenson and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Evanson research. Another 251 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1050, 1632, 1080, 1607, 1660, 1645, 1679 and 1723 are included under the topic Early Evanson History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 149 words(11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Evanson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Evanson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 207 words(15 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
The Welsh migration to North America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries contributed greatly to its rapid development. These migrants were in search of land, work, and freedom. Those Welsh families that survived the long ocean journey were critical to the development of new industries and factories, and to the quick settlement of land. They also added to an ever-growing rich cultural heritage. A search of the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Evanson: Stephen Evan who settled in Philadelphia in 1683 with his wife and two children; Anne, Christopher, Clement, Daniel, Edward, Elizabeth, Francis, Griffin, George, Henry, James, John, Joan, Laurence, Margaret, Mary, Richard, Robert, Simon, Thomas, William Evans, who all settled in Virginia between 1623 and 1640.
The Evanson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Evanson Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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